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Scott LaHart

Scott LaHart is a freelance journalist who specialising in food regulatory analysis for the Nordic countries for IEG Policy.

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Liquorice sweet returns to Norwegian shelves after legislative update

Since the 2012 EU tobacco convention raised the age limit for tobacco sales and products that reminded people of tobacco products to 18 years of age, stores were also ordered to hide the products in stores – including the popular “liquorice pipe” sweet in Norway. Now a recent update of this act means a reintroduction of liquorice pipes on store shelves.

Europe Norway

Norway rules that turkey product can still be called 'bacon'

The Norwegian Food Safety Authority has changed its take on usage of the term “turkey bacon”. After initially disallowing meat producer Nortura from using the word “bacon” in its marketing of its Prior branded meat, the authority has now decided that it is fine after all.

Norway Poultry

Norway rules that "turkey bacon" can still be called "bacon"

The Norwegian Food Safety Authority has changed its take on usage of the term “turkey bacon”. After initially disallowing meat producer Nortura from using the word “bacon” in its marketing of its Prior branded meat, the authority has now decided that it is fine after all.

Europe Norway

Denmark checks up on 2,000 companies in traceability control campaign

The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration has carried out a comprehensive control campaign on traceability in more than 2,000 food businesses.

Europe Denmark

New Finnish alcohol law drives increased sales

A 2018 Finnish law which allows regular stores to sell drinks with an alcohol content of up to 5.5 percent, seems to be driving increased sales. The previous limit in regular stores was 4.7 percent.

Europe Finland

Majority of Swedes feel uninformed about GMOs

A recent survey on Swedish citizens' views on genetically modified food showed that 62 percent of respondents do not consider they know enough about GMOs. As a consequence, the food industry has been called upon to be clearer about the GMO-content of food.

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